Aug 18, 2013

Mom's favorite bird

Hope your weekend is going great.
I added the brown border and did the neck's wreath in turkey stitch instead of the colonial knots, added a little rusty bell, and rusty wire hanger.
The turkey stitches are cut very close to the fabric.  Next one will be knots on a darker linen.  DMC 3777 for the bird.
Homespun Elegance "Merry Cardinal" from 1998.

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34 comments:

Pam in IL said...

The redbird is lovely! I really like the changes you made and it's one of my favorite birds too.

Anne said...

What a great looking bird! Very cool stitch that turkey stitch and the little added bell is a nice touch :D

Shirlee said...

Wonderful! I will have to look up what turkey stitches are : ) I have sort off this pattern but in a smaller ornament size. It has charts for 2 other birds as well. I just love them : )

C. M. Designs said...

Such a pretty bird. I love the "scarf" around it's neck.
My Mom liked Cardinals too and Chickadees.
I love the little bird noise that they make. It's different than other birds and I can always tell when one or two are around.
Smiles,
Charlotte in Virginia

CalamityJr said...

What great changes/additions in your finish. Love it!

Kim said...

Marly!! Love the cardinal, I think I have that pattern somewhere in stash!! The turkey stitch looks so nice. Love your needlework!!

Kim said...

Marly!! Love the cardinal, I think I have that pattern somewhere in stash!! The turkey stitch looks so nice. Love your needlework!!

Judy said...

Very cute finish!

Judy heartland stitcher

P.J. said...

Nicely done! The border makes it more fini....love the turkey stitch wreath.

Merry Wind Farm said...

How cute! I'm going to have to go back to your posting about turkey stitches and read it carefully.
Melinda

cucki said...

so sweettttttttttttt.i love him so much.
hugs x

Kathy Barrick said...

That was quick, quick, quick!!! He's wonderful!

Faye said...

I love a redbird!!!! And the neck ware is just perfect~~

Robin said...

Awesome cardinal finish, Marly! I love how you added your own touches to the design.

Robin in Virginia

Carole said...

Very cute, Marly....love the collar!

Carole said...

Very cute, Marly....love the collar!

Chris said...

Fabulous finish! Love the turkeywork and the other changes.

Vickie said...

How sweet! Good for you finding great uses for the turkeywork. =)

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, love the Cardinal stitchery, sweet....Francine.

April said...

I love the changes you did! So pretty!

Penny said...

One of my favorite birds too. Unfortunately, I don't see too many around my house. Love the changes you made - beautiful job!

Barb said...

What a delightful bird. That is one of the few birds I miss since we have moved out here. Cardinals never made it as far as Western Washington State. Not sure about Eastern Wa.

Karen said...

Hi Marly,
My aunt loved Cardinals too - they are such a pretty bird.
Adorable pillow hanging - and I like that you gave it some dimension with the scarf and bell.
Blessings,
karen

Ellen said...

Beautiful bird, love that scarf!

Hugs,

Vera said...

Love it Marly!! Great job.

Vera said...

Love it Marly!! Great job.

FN said...

LOVE IT!
That cardinal is precious!
You did a great job!
Frances

butterfly said...

Love it.

Krista said...

So very SWEET! The turkey stitches came out perfect!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Loving this cardinal.
I like that it only says "Merry" !
Rose

Margaret said...

I love your finish -- so cute! The turkey stitch makes for a very interesting finish!

Simply Victoria said...

Nice touches you made to the cardinal and I love the rusty hanger.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

I think everyone loves cardinals! We have a pair that nest in our shrub at the kitchen window..the male likes to watch me at the sink! :)...Jan

Maggee said...

How cute! And a scarf too! Very nicely done Marly! Hugs!

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